MILAN FASHION WEEK - ANGELOS BRATIS

When fashion takes inspiration from art, it creates a combination that takes on a different dimension. In this instance Hellenic designer Angelos Bratis's pure and abstract mathematical approach is in synergy with Greek artist Yannis Moralis's paintings of the late 50s and 70s. IMG_3923.JPG

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I love the way the materials: crêpe de Chine, semi-stretch cady and silk twill wrap around the body as if it were freed from all restraint or restriction whilst continuing to maintain an absolute control.

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The basis of the collection - dresses and kaftans - is designed to work on every female body shape. The bias cut, the play of the diagonal says Angelos, "Is the unceasing foundation and the real passionate cypher for my design journey and I find fresh possibilities, which are explored and declined in this collection.”

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A palette of gold, pink, sunshine yellow, white and various tones of blue and night black creates a frame from which Bratis works his mastery of cut.

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It's left to Maria Mastori jewels - goddess-like sculptural pieces in wood, gold leaf and brass to add the ancestral and linear tone that this collection so yearns for.

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